The Minister for Social Protection believes Bus Eireann workers shouldn’t be on the picket line this morning.
Leo Varadkar is in Ennis this morning visiting the local Intreo office and meeting with party members.
It comes as tens of thousands of passengers have been stranded since bus drivers walked off the job at midnight.
They’re refusing to work under the threat of pay cuts, which bosses claim they have no option but to enforce.
Minister Varadkar says this dispute will only be resolved around the talks table.